United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...
US Coins - What’s up With the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

US Coins – What’s up With the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman,...
United States 1972-P Roosevelt Dime

United States 1972-P Roosevelt Dime

As the Roosevelt dime entered production in 1972, the design had served its statutorily-mandated minimum service life of 25 years. The four-term president was...
United States 1976-D Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976-D Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   First released on July 7, 1975, the Kennedy half dollar became the first United States Bicentennial design to reach public hands....

United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Description The 1969-S Lincoln Memorial cent is collected by many people for many reasons. Among Lincoln cent enthusiasts, the coin is, at the very least, coveted...
United States 1980-D Susan B. Anthony Dollar

United States 1980-D Susan B. Anthony Dollar

In 1979, one year prior to the issue of the 1980-D, the Susan B. Anthony dollar was released with a large amount of fanfare. The...
United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...
United States 1989-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1989-D Roosevelt Dime

The choice to memorialize President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the dime, made shortly after his death in 1945, was a fitting one. Having served...
United States 1967 Lincoln Cent

United States 1967 Lincoln Cent

1967 marked the beginning of a return to normalcy for the United States Mint. The Coinage Act of 1965 radically recalibrated American coinage, dropping...
United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...

United States 1972-D Roosevelt Dime

As the Roosevelt dime entered production in 1972, the design had served its statutorily-mandated minimum service life of 25 years. The four-term president was...
United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

Demand for domestic coinage continued to grow in 1936 and the United States Mint responded by adding shifts and ramping up production. In Philadelphia,...
United States 1964 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1964 Jefferson Nickel

At the ANA Convention in Cleveland in 1964, Felix Schlag, designer of the Jefferson nickel, addressed the Educational Forum and shared some details of...
United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1971 was meant to mark a significant change in the life of the Kennedy half dollar. Introduced in 1964 to honor the...
United States 2000-D Sacagawea Golden Dollar

United States 2000-D Sacagawea Golden Dollar

By 2000, the United States Mint was facing a dramatic upswing in the demand for circulating coinage. Consequently, the Denver Mint installed a series...

United States 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar

The Birth (and Death) of the Modern Small Dollar Of all of the coins struck over the long career of the United States Mint, no...
United States 1935-D Washington Quarter

United States 1935-D Washington Quarter

To honor the 200th anniversary of President and General George Washington’s birthday, Congress passed a joint resolution in 1924 that was signed by then-President...
United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Despite the Bicentennial Coin Program that resulted in the redesigning of half the United States circulating denominations, the Lincoln cent remained unchanged. While the Philadelphia...

United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

Besides removing silver from the quarter and the dime, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined...

United States 1971-D Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...

United States 1978 Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...

United States 1982-P Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 5.5 billion Lincoln cents in 1978, consuming 765,914.1 pounds or 157,583.8 metric tonnes of copper. It should be noted,...

United States 1964-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

As with all war nickels, the 1943-S Jefferson nickel contained the updated wartime alloy of 35% silver, 9% manganese, and 56% copper authorized in...
United States 1993-P Roosevelt Dime

United States 1993-P Roosevelt Dime

1993 marked one of the last years in the 20th century that the Philadelphia Mint would strike less than one billion dimes. Included in...
United States 1953-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1953-D Jefferson Nickel

The Denver Mint reconfigured its entire production floor in 1953 so that all manufacturing steps occurred in sequence and on the same floor of...
United States 1925 Lincoln Cent

United States 1925 Lincoln Cent

1925 represented a 31% drop in output from the previous year’s total production at the Philadelphia Mint. Despite producing a fraction of the previous...
United States 1937-D "3 Legged" Buffalo Nickel

United States 1937-D “3 Legged” Buffalo Nickel

The famous 1937-D “3 Legged” Buffalo nickel is one of the most important modern US coins and probably the most well-known type in the...
United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Launched in 1999, the 50 State Quarters Program provided each state the reverse of the quarter as a canvas...